Key dates over April 1917
Lives lost on this day: 12
15th April 1917 - Third Battalion hit by German raiders
Rolling casualty count: 5846
War Front: 1st Batt: Batt relieved in Heudicourt by2nd Royal Berks and marched in bad weather, to Nurlu where billets were poor.
2nd Batt: The 5th Army , on our right, was attacked but regained everything lost and took 300 prisoners.
3rd batt: The enemy raided the Front line between long Av and Essex Contra Farm. The 10th Cheshire Reg, who were holding the Line, called on D Coy for support and they moved up to Station Redoubt.
4th Batt: Batt relieved by 2nd Coy , South Wales Borderers and the 1st Coy Lancs Fusiliers and marched back to billets in Ronville. Coys went to baths in the town.
9th Batt: much fighting but the Turks were beaten back.
10th Batt: Voluntary Holy Communion am, RC in one church parade and non-conformists in another. Cross country run in pm and football in the evening.
Home Front: WINTER MILK – Contract Price at Lease 1/8 per Gallon – The Food Controller, acting on advice of the English and Scottish Boards of Agriculture gives notice that, unless the prices of feeding stuffs are in the meantime substantially reduced, the winter contract prices of milk in 1917-1918 will not be less than 1s.8d. per gallon.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Edgar Gittens 12923 - Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment
- Pte. Frederick Smith 59142 - Devonshire Regiment
- Capt. Samuel Bannister 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Arthur James Franks 27138 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Walter Kendrick Horne 40191 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Joseph Kirton 13820 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Samuel Merry 8711 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Packwood 8708 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Roberts 200564 - 1/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Charles Edward Vale 240760 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Gunner Victor Frederick Freeman 58708 - Royal Field Artillery
- Bombardier Joseph Sadler 32057 - Royal Field Artillery